A Military History of Britain: From 1775 to the Present (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 191 pages
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This book is an account of over 200 years of the military history of modern Britain. The book is organised in three parts: Britain as Imperial Parent; Britain as Imperial Rival; and Britain as Imperial Partner, reflecting the country's changing military role in world affairs. The author begins by setting the background, with reference in particular to the dislike of a large standing army, the maritime tradition, and the growing geo-political rivalry with France. After the defeat of the French in North America in the mid-eighteenth century, Britain became the world's leading maritime power. The nineteenth century saw tension between Britain and the United States, France, Germany, and Russia, and an increasing emphasis on imperial conquests. A primary focus of this account is the 20th century, as the author examines Britain in World War I (including Britain as a world power and issues of imperial overreach), World War II,

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Although the subtitle indicates this book's eventual focus, Black (history, Exeter Univ.;The British Seaborne Empire ) begins this concise and comprehensive military history with an overview going ... Read full review


Imperial Rival 17751904
Imperial Partner 1904
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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at Exter University in the United Kingdom.

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